Author: Brandy Keen

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cannabis construction

5 Reasons to Apply a “Design-Build” Model in HVAC Systems

Apart from our deep expertise and value in engineering design, where we can provide equal value to our clients is in the design-build HVAC model. The complexity of systems in cannabis facilities usually necessitates a well-coordinated effort, with an experienced, well-qualified central party taking responsibility for the mechanical system from concept to design to equipment and integration.

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controls

What Does Controls Really Mean in the Cannabis Industry

Most cannabis industry cultivators think of “controls” as the dashboard where they can see their room parameters and adjust photoperiods or temperature setpoints, and a lot of folks make their decisions around controls based solely on that user interface. This is an important part of the toolkit but is really the least critical piece to a controls system’s functionality.

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air handler

You Don’t Have to Compromise to Gain Energy Efficiency

Understanding how different technologies are best applied in various circumstances is what led us to pursue all different types of technologies that we can offer to our clients. Our line of custom air handlers, which can be applied in either chilled water or DX (refrigerant based) applications, resulted from those efforts.

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cannabis climate control

Your Cultivation Goals will Guide Your HVAC Technology Choice

When given the opportunity to work with some of our design and construction peers to put together a design/build resource for the industry, we jumped at it. The result was “Build Your Grow,” which you can read here. However, we thought it would also be helpful to do a quick recap of the top takeaways for a quick read.

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cannabis climate control

Integrated vs Standalone Dehumidification – Decisions, Decisions!

When given the opportunity to work with some of our design and construction peers to put together a design/build resource for the industry, we jumped at it. The result was “Build Your Grow,” which you can read here. However, we thought it would also be helpful to do a quick recap of the top takeaways for a quick read.

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building cannabis

Build Your Grow: Top Three Facility Design Takeaways

When given the opportunity to work with some of our design and construction peers to put together a design/build resource for the industry, we jumped at it. The result was “Build Your Grow,” which you can read here. However, we thought it would also be helpful to do a quick recap of the top takeaways for a quick read.

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Phased Buildouts
building cannabis

Phased Buildouts (How to Save Time and Money!)

For many cultivators, future expansion is a vague plan to someday build a second facility or expand an existing facility. This is usually after some positive cash flow makes the round two investment more palatable. Still, there are other cases where expansion plans within a market are more specific and can be developed early on. For these businesses, it is possible for them to greatly reduce their capital expenditures and time to market. With that in mind, let’s discuss the variables involved in phased buildouts and expansions in commercial indoor cannabis cultivation.

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Vertical Growing Bud
building cannabis

Considerations for Multi-Level Cultivation

In the endless quest to improve efficiencies and boost yields, multi-level cultivation environments have the obvious benefit of allowing for more production and higher yields within the same square footage. However, there are also some drawbacks. Let’s carefully consider the benefits and risks of cultivating in multiple levels prior to facility construction.

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trellising cannabis
cultivation

How To Trellis Cannabis in the Pursuit of Better Yields

Trellising is an effective technique for providing light to all bud sites while also providing structure to your plants and creating a more even canopy. We’ll explore the importance of proper trellising and walk you through a basic step-by-step guide to implementing this technique in your flower room.

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